Front Office Staff
Jim Minnis | Owner
Jim started his career with Travelers Body & Fender Works Inc. sweeping floors for his father/owner Orval Minnis, as a young man in 1956. Soon after Jim focused on learning every aspect of how the business ran for his future ownership. Jim took sole ownership of the family owned Travelers Body & Fender Works Inc. in 1987,and remains at the helm today. Jim’s primary focus is staying up to date with changes in insurance regulations, purchasing of innovative equipment, investing capital, and traveling to seminars and expos for the latest knowledge in collision repair. Jim prides himself on the 98% Customer Satisfaction Rating. Jim’s father would be proud of him for maintaining his father’s legacy
Ted Ehresman | General Manager
Ted has been serving the customers of Travelers Body & Fender Works Inc. for the past 27 years as General Manager. Ted oversees the day to day operations of Travelers in every aspect, from estimating, quality control, customer relations officer, and most importantly making sure your car is delivered on schedule. Ted specializes in Fleet and Commercial accounts.
Oralia Orozco | Office Manager
Oralia is a valued intricate part of the Traveler’s team and has been serving the company and its clients for the past 4 1/2 years and counting. Oralia’s day to day responsibilities are to ensure that the finances continue flowing as the keeper of the books, making sure the lights are kept on, keeping her keen attention to detail towards procedures and documentation. In her spare time Oralia keeps the office staff engaged and in high spirits.
Gary Ghilotti | Estimator
Gary has been serving the customers of Travelers Body & Fender Works Inc. for the past 36 years and counting, as one of Traveler’s lead Estimators. Gary spends the majority of his day working directly with our clients and assisting with the insurance carriers. Gary specializes in writing complete and accurate estimates.Gary began his career with us, as an apprentice at 17 years old.
Terry Fleck | CSA/QA
Terry has been serving the customers of Travelers Body & Fender Works Inc. for the past 10 years as Quality Assurance Officer. Terry’s core responsibilities include Estimating, Parts Receiving, Vehicle Delivery, Financial Transactions, and Paint Supplies. Terry specializes in doing whatever it takes to keep our customers happy.
Sara Scheidt | CSA
Sara has been the with the front office staff for 2 1/2 years! Prior to Travelers she served 4 years with the United States Air Force and now is the first person you see when you arrive at Travelers. She is very friendly and always puts the customer first.